• Turbo Kid
Turbo Kid
Directed by: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell
Written by: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell
Cast: Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery

The RKSS, short for Road Kill Super Stars, is a collective of three filmmakers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. They co-write and co-direct all their films - over twenty shorts in the last ten years, many winning awards at various international festivals, including LE BAGMAN, TOTAL FURY et DEMONITRON: THE SIXTH DIMENSION. LE BAGMAN is said to be the first horror/slasher/gore film from Québec. It was sold across Europe and was even dubbed in German. The RKSS also wrote and directed the short film T IS FOR TURBO, which was originally made as a submission to THE ABC’S OF DEATH contest. Although the film was not chosen for the first anthology, it won the People’s Choice Award for the contest. Inspired by the characters of the short film, TURBO KID is their first feature film.

Turbo Kid

2015

Decades after the apocalypse, the world has been left in a permanent nuclear winter.  A lonely young orphan called The Kid roams the wasteland scavenging for comic books and paraphernalia from the 80s. After bumping into arm-wrestling champion Frederick, the Kid sees a glimpse of the exciting world he’s been hiding from all these years. His routine existence is disrupted when he runs into the mysterious Apple. Just as Apple starts to bring The Kid out of isolation with unflappable humour and goofy behaviour, she is kidnapped by Zeus, the sadistic and overly-garrulous leader of the Wasteland. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, The Kid must confront his fears and embark on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and to save the girl of his dreams.

Sundance Film Festival, Utah, January 2015

South by Southwest, Austin, Texas; winner of the audience award, March 2015

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, April 2015

Phoenix Film Festival, April 2015

Imagine Festival, Amsterdam, April 2015

CPX PIX, Denmark, April 2015

Dallas International Film Festival, April 2015

Haapsalu Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, Estonia, April 2015

Seattle Film Festival, May 2015

Little Rock Film Festival, May 2015

Fantaspoa Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil; winner of the best art direction award, jury award for best film

Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2015

Edinburg International Film Fest, Scotland, June 2015

Art Film Fest, Trencin, Slovakia, June 2015

Neufchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, France, June 2015

Awesome Fest, Philadelphia, July 2015

Puchon International Film Festival, Bucheon, South Korea; winner of the best director prize, July 2015

New Zealand International Film Festival, Auckland, July 2015

Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal; winner of the audience prize (best Canadian film), august 2015

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, August 2015

NextFest, Los Angeles, August 2015

Con Film Fest, Chicago, August 2015

Total Film FrightFest, London; winner of the best actress prize (Laurence Leboeuf) and best on-screen death

L’Estrange, Paris, France, September 2015

Motel X, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015

Horror Hound, Indianapolis, September 2015

Knoxville Film Festival, September 2015

Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia, September 2015

Strasbourg Film Festival, France, September 2015

Utopia, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2015

Yellowknife Film Festival, September 2015

Milwaukee Film Festival, September 2015

Saskatoon Film Festival, September 2015

L’absurde séance, France, September 2015

Feratum, Tlalpujahua, Mexico, October 2015

Sitges Festival, Spain; winner of the jury prize and the best music prize, October 2015

Proxy Film Fest, San Francisco, October 2015

Adelaide Film Festival, Australia, Octobre 2015

Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan, Octobre 2015

Vermont International Film Festival, Octobre 2015

Morbido Film Festival, Puebla, Mexico, Octobre 2015

MAMI, Mumbai, India, October 2015

San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Spain; winner of the audience award (best film), October 2015

Science + Fiction Festival, Trieste, Italie, November 2015

Olympia Film Festival, November 2015

Mollins de Rei, Spain; winner of the audience award (best film), November 2015

Mini Indie Film Festival, Madison, November 2015

30 Dies Festival, Andorra : winner of the best film and best directing awards, November 2015

FANCINE Festival, Malaga, Spain; winner of the audience award (best film) and best screenplay, November 2015

Catcumba, Espagne, November 2015

Chicago Film Festival, December 2015

Screenwave Festival, December 2015

QuebecCine MX, Mexico, February 2016

IF Istanbul, February 2016

Future Gate, Prague, Czech Republic, March 2016

Victoria TX Indie Film Festival, Texas;  winner of the best actor prize and the jury prize, March 2016

Québec Cinéma Gala, Montréal; winner of the best makeup prize, March 2016

Fanter Film Fest, Caceres, Spain, April 2016

CinePal, Palaiseau, France, April 2016

Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary; winner of the audience award

48 images / sec, Budapest, Hungary, April 2016

Academy of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA; winner of the Saturn award for best international film

Distributor in French Canada: Filmoption International

Distributor in English Canada: Raven Banner

International Sales: EPIC Pictures Group

Distributor in the USA: EPIC Pictures Group

Distributor in the UK: LionsGate UK

Distributor in Japan: Nippon Shuppan Hanbai

Distributor in Spain: A Contracorriente Film

Distributor in Australia: Transmission

Distributor in Finland: Atlantic Film

And many more...

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